Reflection: Staircase of Complexity I Can Measure Mass, Not Weight, With A Triple Beam Balance! - Section 1: Reviewing the Difference Between Mass and Weight

 

Just because I had a lesson about mass vs. weight the day before doesn't mean that all students fully understand the differences.  As a result, I use the video to refresh their memories and engage the class at the same time.  Effectively weaving short videos into my instruction has been an effective strategy to get kids excited to learn or help them recall information that will be used to a lesson.  

  Refreshing Student Understanding of Mass vs. Weight
  Staircase of Complexity: Refreshing Student Understanding of Mass vs. Weight
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I Can Measure Mass, Not Weight, With A Triple Beam Balance!

Unit 2: Scientific Measuring and Variable Testing
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT accurately read the mass of an object to the nearest hundredth using the MTB (Middle, Top, Bottom) Strategy on a Triple Beam Balance.

Big Idea: Now that students have a clear understanding between mass and weight, they can learn how to measure mass using a triple beam balance. By utilizing free online tools students become comfortable reading a balance before using one.

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Science, triple beam balance, mass, weight
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